Dinajpur is a district in the Rangpur Division of northern Bangladesh. Dinajpur is the largest district amongst all 16 northern districts of Bangladesh. Dinajpur was once part of the historical state of Pundradhana. Devkot which circled as the capital of Lakhnauti became located 11miles south of Dinajpur city. An ancient engraved stone, believed to be from the Gupta era, become recovered from the financial institution of a pond close to Sura Masjid within the Ghoraghat Upazila in Dinajpur in 8 October.
The British administrative manage in Dinajpur turned into established in 1786. Dinajpur changed into the most important administrative district of undivided Bengal. In 1765 the British were given the Dewani of Bengal and in 1772 an English District Collector and Chief of Revenue changed into appointed in Dinajpur. The location changed into then notorious for lawlessness. Mr Marriott become Collector in l786. Next to him Mr Red Fern and Mr Vansittart have been Collectors for short periods.
The next Collector Mr Hatch commenced to exercise judicial powers too. The District Magistrate's place at that time extended to Malda, Bagura and Dinajpur. In the closing decade of the 18th century indigo plantation commenced within the district. The district Dinajpur in British times blanketed a greater portion of Bagura. Malda and elements of Rajshahi, Rangpur and Purnea. At the time of Revenue Survey in 1857 - 61 the whole vicinity of the district changed into 4586 Sq miles.